Michael L. SchultzPartner
MIKE SCHULTZ concentrates his practice on representing commercial and residential policyholders in high risk, high value disputes over insurance claims and claim handling. He frequently litigates large property damage cases involving claims of breach of the insurance agreements and bad faith by insurance companies, as well as claims against third parties for personal injuries and property damage. Mike also has litigated extensively in the areas of employment law, civil rights, toxic torts, unincorporated associations, and general contract disputes. He routinely handles employment related disputes, representing both businesses and employees. Mike is also experienced representing the firm’s electric generation and transmission and rural distribution cooperatives and serves as general counsel for the largest rural electric cooperative in the state. Mike lectures frequently on insurance litigation matters and federal employment law compliance. He represents clients in both state and federal appeals and has presented oral arguments before the Seventh Circuit Court of Appeals, the Indiana Supreme Court and the Indiana Court of Appeals.
Mike is admitted to practice before the United States Supreme Court, the United States Court of Appeals for the Seventh Circuit, all federal district courts in Indiana, the Indiana Supreme Court and in all Indiana state courts. He has extensive trial experience, including civil jury trials and bench trials in insurance, employment, civil rights, property damage and business matters.
J.D., Indiana University School of Law - Indianapolis, 1997
B.S., The University of South Dakota, 1991
Presidential Alumni Scholar, magna cum laude
Member: Phi Beta Kappa, Indiana State Bar Association, American Bar Association, Indianapolis Bar Association, Boone County Bar Association, Electric Cooperative Bar Association, American Association for Justice. Advisory Board Chair (former) Boone County United Way. Boone County’s representative, Board of the United Way of Central Indiana. Currently on United Way of Central Indiana’s Public Policy Subcommittee and Young Actors Theatre board executive committee member.
National speaker on commercial & business litigation, including on bad faith insurance practices and policyholder litigation. Speaker at National Rural Electric Cooperative Association Workplace Law Seminars and on topics of Title VII discrimination/retaliation, FMLA, ADA, ADEA, FLSA, GINA and other statutes at seminars in Texas, Arizona, Florida, New Mexico, North Carolina and Indiana.